Project location: London | Lambeth | Lambeth
Type: Social enterprise
http://www.beeurban.org.uk/ | www.twitter.com/BeeUrbanLondon
Beekeeping Composting Conservation Education Gardening Waste & Resources Wildlife & Conservation
Latest Activity: 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Created: Sunday May 8, 2011
Bee Urban is a beekeeping and environmental education, community project based at The Hive in Kennington Park.
We moved from our space at Kennington Lodge to a new site in 2015 and have created a forest garden of herbs,fruit and vegetables and ornamentals in an unused corner of the park.
The pond and garden area is a space to come and learn about beekeeping, organic gardening and sustainable living,whilst providing nectar and forage for the bees in our apiary.
Our cob oven is regularly used for our home made pizza sessions!
We have converted an existing building and installed a workshop- a large shipping storage container with a green roof ,our indoor space and kitchen is used as an educational resource for beekeeping demonstrations and training sessions.
There is a small shop, selling beekeeping and candle-making equipment from Thornes Beekeeping Company with a discount for association members.
You can also purchase our own local produce from our bees, honey and candles from The Hive.
We also run outreach projects across South London with schools and community groups,designing and building community spaces,planting gardens and orchards.
The Hive is available as a space for groups to learn about gardening, carpentry,ecology and beekeeping.
We have a regular volunteer drop in session on Thursdays 9-4pm and also work with students at Roots and Shoots.
Look out for our new gardening group starting on Fridays in the Spring 2017!!
You can pop in and see what we are up to on our open weekends ,come and get involved or find us at local festivals including Lambeth Country Show.
If you would like to volunteer and pass on your skills or develop new skill then please get in touch.